Shower enclosure has been a very common element of contemporary bathroom designs, and it’s getting a more and more popular. Many consumers don’t know how to distinguish good shower enclosures from bad ones, they love shower cubicles, but often were misled by unscrupulous merchants end up with buying inferior products. Do they know how danger a bad shower cubicle can be? Those glass doors from inferior products in your shower can spontaneously explode!
Let me tell you how to know if it is a good one!
Tempered glass of the shower enclosure
The tempered glass is the most important part of the shower enclosure structure. Many unknown shower enclosure manufacturers/trading company use semi-tempered glass or ordinary glass in order to make more profits, which will lead to an explosion of the shower doors, a huge threat to safety! During the purchasing, you should observe whether the glass is transparent, whether there are defects such as impurity pot or bubbles, and whether there is a 3C certification mark on the glass in china, (DOT in US, Emark in EU, JIS in Japan, SAI in Australia) . High-quality shower enclosure should be made of fully tempered glass for automatics with high permeability and tempered hot lines. As this kind of glass is uniform tempered, it is of high safety, even if accidentally broken will not hurt the body.
The aluminum frame of shower enclosure
As the aluminum frame will bear the weight of tempered glass, which can be tens of kilograms or even hundreds of kilograms, the hardness and thickness of the aluminum plate are very important evaluation indicators. When you chose a shower enclosure, pay attention to the smoothness of the surface, chromatic aberration, if any pinholes, then observe what material it was used. Generally, the aluminum used in the high-quality shower enclosure is aerospace aluminum which were sandblasting with oxidation, being resistant to rot and stainless. The thickness should be more than 1.2mm to keep stability.
The hardware of shower enclosure
The hardware is also very important for the durability of the shower enclosure. Most of the poor quality shower enclosures are equipped with the aluminum which used in construction, of which the hardness is between 15-16. This kind of aluminum is of low price and high hardness, but with many impurities and large brittleness, which is very easily deformed during the usage. Quality shower rooms are made of aerospace aluminum and stainless steel fittings. The aluminum are processed into aluminum magnesium titanium alloy, being very excellent in anti-scratching, anti-fading. The hardness is about 14, moderate hardness& toughness and not brittle. The aluminum wall thickness is 1.5-4mm, not easy to deform.
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